Department of General Practice Teaching and Research awards

The Department of General Practice hosted their annual teaching and research awards night which publicly acknowledges and values General Practitioners contribution to teaching and research practices.

On 23 June, the Department of General Practice hosted their annual teaching and research awards night which publicly acknowledges and values General Practitioners contribution to teaching and research practices.

Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, addressed the audience and spoke of her experience with family violence, her hardship, and what GPs can do to help women and their children stay safe.

Rosie Batty was introduced by internationally renowned expert Professor Kelsey Hegarty who spoke about the need for general practitioners and primary care workers to identify and respond to women in need using recent guidelines from the World Health Organization.

The audience, predominately GPs but also academics across the Departments of General Practice and Social Work, were joined by students and key leaders in family violence services across the state.

Teaching & Research Awards recipients

2014 Student Awards
Therapeutic Guidelines Award - Julia Smith
RACGP Victoria Faculty Prize – James McGann
Victorian Metropolitan Alliance Prize in General Practice – Julie Donald
Graduate Primary Care Nursing Student Award – Jane Goldsmith

2014 Teaching Awards
Excellence as a Teaching Practice: PCCB – Pascoe Vale Health
Outstanding GP Teacher – Dr Elizabeth Williams, Pascoe Vale Health
Excellence as a Teaching Practice: GP Block – Neerim South Medical Centre

2014 Research Awards
Excellent contribution to General Practice Research by a General Practitioner – Dr Jane Crowe, Deepdene Surgery
Excellent Contribution to Supporting Student Research by a Primary Care Practitioner – Dr Mark Kennedy, Corio Medical Clinic
Excellent contribution to General Practice Research by a General Practice – Kensington Hill Medical Centre, Leopold